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Old 09-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Anyone know about RootX for septic systems ?

Was considering this as there are trees/shrubs in and around our leach lines. Anyone have info for us? Personal knowledge ?

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Old 09-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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ROOTX is only effective to deal with root infiltration in the sewer line ( house to septic tank) the crystals ( Copper Sulfate) are trapped by the roots in the pipe, dissolve and kill the roots the crystals will not make it past your septic tank and into your leaching field
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If you've got roots growing in your RV septic system, you need to move it more often!!
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Are you having problems or thinking preventative maintenance ?
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Seriously, it's asking for trouble to have trees and shrubs growing in or near a leach field. Grass only over the septic system. Some varieties of trees are bad choices even near the field because the roots spread so far.
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FDNYdave......no copper sulfate in RootX. It is Dichlobenil. Maybe you are thinking of Root Destroy or Roebic.

TdogKing........No apparent problems now. There are trees and shrubs in and around the leach lines. RootX would be preventative.....and wait and see. Septic system is 20 years old and we moved in 6 years ago.
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A plumber can run his cutter head thru the line and usually determine if roots are sneaking in. I've got 2 systems on my property right next to trees and never had a problem but understand roots can cause blockages. On another note I think it's best to use some sort if septic treatment a least once a year to keep them active and "healthy".
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Preventive (an adjective) maintenance is a preventative (a noun).
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Preventive (an adjective) maintenance is a preventative (a noun).
Well! that certainly added to the debate didn't it.
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Well! that certainly added to the debate didn't it.
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